Category: Lessons and Guides

Citations for the 21st Century

The face of academics is changing, and the style books are doing their best to keep up with the times.  Here are some tips for those referencing “non-traditional” sources in their midterms: Tweets MLA is the only style book that’s…

Transition Words and Phrases

So you have a thesis. (Kudos.) You’ve even figured out the main points you’re going to use to argue your thesis. And in what order you’re going to use them. (Double kudos.) Pleased with yourself, you sit down to write…

How to Write a Cover Letter

The unexpectedly warm weather this week is as good a reminder as any that summer is going to be here before we know it.  Even though it is still early, it’s a good idea to start getting job and internship…

Grammar Tips from a Sage Tutor

In editing my own work and in looking over many essays by other students as a Workshop tutor, I’ve noticed a few grammar errors that are especially pervasive. Based on my observations, I’ve recognized consistent mistakes in regards to plural agreement,…

A Screenwriting Thesis (Statement)

“Ultimately, I will investigate how this strategy allows Hitchcock to manipulate his second audience more precisely, having learned to give viewers their clues directly from his control of sound and image, rather than filtering his communication through the less easily…

Grammar: i.e. versus e.g.

What’s the difference, you ask? The distinction may be slight, but it’s also significant: these abbreviations are absolutely not interchangeable. Blindly using one in place of the other creates a nasty blemish on an otherwise stellar piece of writing. To…